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  1. Dimitroff: All on board with 'Hard Knocks'

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons aren't the only team that will have to be comfortable with an inordinate amount of cameras at training camp. Part of the process of HBO's "Hard Knocks" trailing the Falcons includes a trip to Houston, where the Falcons and Texa...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  2. Extension looming for Falcons' White

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he would revisit contract extensions after free agency and the NFL draft. Well, the free-agency frenzy and draft have concluded. Dimitroff and the Falcons can now address unfinished business...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Falcons sign 20 undrafted free agents

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons found a couple of hidden gems last season in undrafted linebackers Paul Worrilow and Joplo Bartu. Worrilow started 12 of 16 games and led the team with 127 tackles, while Bartu started 13 games and was third on the team in tack...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. Could Cornell QB make Falcons?

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons haven't officially put out their list of signed undrafted free agents, but plenty of names of signed players circulated immediately after the draft. One of those names is Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews, a player the school'...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  5. Kiper grades: B-minus fair for Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. distributed his draft grades for all 32 NFL teams on Sunday. In terms of evaluating the Falcons, Kiper gave general manager Thomas Dimitroff and crew a B-minus in the end. He praised the picks of offensive tackle J...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  6. Falcons' Dimitroff, Smith reflect on draft

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Both Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith were all smiles on the first two nights of the NFL draft as they corralled a pair of players capable of helping the team win the line of scrimmage: offe...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  7. Dimitroff stands behind LB Shembo

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- As Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff reflected on his nine draft picks Saturday evening, he found himself on the defensive about one in particular: outside linebacker Prince Shembo. The fourth-round pick from ...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  8. Dimitroff: Falcons wanted back in first

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons indeed wanted to trade up on Day 1 of the NFL draft, but they wanted to do so after already selecting offensive tackle Jake Matthews at No. 6. General manager Thomas Dimitroff admitted he wanted to trade ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  9. OT Matthews what Falcons needed

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons had a plan all along, and the plan worked out in the end. For all the talk about possibly trading up to the No. 1 overall selection to pick coveted pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, I don't believe that was t...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  10. Draft day: Stay behind Oakland

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff might not be superstitious, but he might want to take note of this draft day trend. The Falcons currently own the No. 6 pick, right behind the Oakland Raiders. Since 2003, the Raiders have had some ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  11. Falcons could use Lawrence's swagger

    Vaughn McClure

    Demarcus Lawrence isn't caught up in rankings or NFL draft projections. He just wants to play ball. When the Boise State pass-rusher was asked about the possibility of being drafted in the late first round or early second round this week, Lawrence...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  12. Tackles becoming a trend in top 10?

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff marveled over how rare it is for three offensive tackles to be considered among the top 10 prospects in the draft. Historically speaking, Dimitroff is right on point. But if Auburn's Greg Robinson, ...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  13. Depth won't drive Dimitroff's thoughts

    Vaughn McClure

    Some folks have criticized Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff for the Julio Jones trade in 2011, saying that Dimitroff sacrificed team depth in the process. Remember, he surrendered five picks to the Cleveland Browns to move up from ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  14. Dimitroff has talked to teams about trades

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he has discussed trade scenarios with other teams in preparation for this year's NFL draft, although Dimitroff declined to discuss which teams he reached out to The Falco...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  15. Dimitroff, Smith feel Clowney's passion

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith expressed no concern about top prospect Jadeveon Clowney's motivation as the team prepares for next week's NFL draft. There has been talk of the Falcons possibly trading up from...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  16. Will bigger, stronger equal better Falcons?

    Vaughn McClure

    Seeing new defensive end Tyson Jackson toss 120 dumbbells around like trash bags Tuesday was a positive sign for an Atlanta Falcons team desperately in need of some heavy lifting. Yet such strength means nothing if the Falcons fail to use it to th...

    Blog | April 23, 2014